HC Deb 17 April 1896 vol 39 cc1232-3

"(1) This Act shall apply to Scotland with the following modifications:—

  1. (a) Reference to the Local Government Board shall be construed as references to the Local Government Board for Scotland, and references to the High Court as references to the Court of Session;
  2. (b) References to section one hundred and thirty and one hundred and thirty-four of the Public Health Act 1875, shall be construed as references to this section.

(2) Whether any part of the United Kingdom appears to be threatened with or is affected by any epidemic, endemic, or infectious disease, the Local Government Board for Scotland shall, without the issue of an order by the Secretary for Scotland, have the powers set forth in section thirty-two of the Public Health (Scotland), Act 1867, and power to issue regulations under section thirty-three of that Act; and any such regulations shall, for the purposes of sections thirty-seven and thirty-eight of that Act, have the same effect as the Orders of Council referred to in those sections."

MR. J. H. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)

asked the hon. Gentleman whether he had taken into account the bearing of the other Public Health Bill, which was introduced in another place? That Bill was of considerable bulk, and dealt with the public health of Scotland, and it seemed to him rather curious to have two Bills of the same subject dealing with Scotland at the same time.


said this Bill had been before the Scotch Department, and if it was necessary to deal with the point in the Bill which had been introduced in another place it would be done.

Clause agreed to.

Remaining Clauses and Schedule agreed to; Bill reported without Amendment. Read the Third time, and passed.